Science says your brain does not live in reality and can explain how you can hack the matrix
If we don’t live in reality, who and what can you trust and believe when you want to hack the matrix? Countless studies indeed prove our brains do not live in reality. Science suggests that politicians, corporations, and the media take advantage of how our brains function.
Paranoia reigns supreme as we hear about widespread “Fake News.” You can argue till you are blue in the face with an opponent, and they refuse to accept facts you present. When they respond with their argument, it sounds so fake! Sadly, there is so much turmoil in the world. Everyone has a unique perspective, and no one believes that any other’s is true. It is a matrix of insanity and panic. But could we hack our brains out of this web?
By understanding how your brain functions, you can begin to question the false reality you live inside. You can really hack your way to the truth! Below we have listed some of the knots in the matrix that entangle your brain. Ultimately, this could be your key out of your mental prison.
The Brain Constantly Ignores Facts
The brain chooses to block out images that are there in front of you. When you are busy focusing on what you believe is important, peripheral items disappear from your visual field.
A phenomenon called “motional-induced blindness” has been subject to lab observation since 1965. When a flurry of movement is occurring, and we are trying to focus on a central item, other stationary objects appear invisible. They reappear if we shift our attention.
Research has suggested that our brains can’t take in all the information, so blocks a part of it. It could be a protective measure. But when someone swears blind they didn’t see something you did – maybe they didn’t?
To illustrate, this is why we always need to check our blind-spot when we are driving.
The Brain Misses Facts Right in Front of Your Eyes
Similar to motion-induced blindness is “inattentional blindness.” You are more likely to be subject to its influence if you have been drinking alcohol.
Scientists showed a group of people a video. It contained people passing a ball between them. They asked participants to count the passes. In the background, a gorilla ran past several times. Half of the group had previously drunk an alcoholic beverage. They were the ones more likely to claim that they never saw a gorilla in the video.
Sinister people can trick you into taking advantage of this. They will distract you so that you don’t notice something else happening in the background. Magicians use this to their advantage, to pull off their illusions. So too do many politicians, advertisers and media outlets.
Facts Don’t Automatically Change Someone’s Perception
Political Scientists have discovered that facts don’t necessarily change people’s beliefs. Furthermore, their studies proved the opposite! Many people presented with facts that oppose their point of view, will only become more fervent in their false beliefs.
In other words, facts appear to strengthen misinformation. The reason is very primitive. People feel threatened by change. They are more likely to retreat into the familiar even deeper. Facing unknown territory seems too fraught with risk. The greatest danger is being deemed a heretic by the social group to which one belongs.
People are willing to argue without facts if it means their place in their group remains secure as a result. We also seek consistency. Our brains create neural pathways that are familiar. New information can feel like an unfamiliar road with an unknown destination.
The key to embracing new facts that don’t seem to fit your narrative is to become more self-secure, researchers have suggested.
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